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Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, has received several reports indicating sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers.
Sixteen victims misled into transferring their pension pot into an arrangement they were told would allow them to access half their funds before the age of 55.
Fraudsters claiming to be from Action Fraud are contacting victims using automated phone calls in order to gain remote access to their computers and drain bank accounts.
A message spreading around WhatsApp warns about a dangerous threat – but it is the post itself that is a scam.
The recently released 2018 Trustwave Global Security Report published an email thread that our incident investigators received showing a real CEO fraud operation in action.
These are the scams experts are warning you to watch out for
On answering the call a man with a foreign sounding accent has introduced himself as a doctor from the Friarage Hospital stating that his wife had been in a car accident and required emergency surgery.
Rogue traders specifically target vulnerable and elderly people, who on occasions can be talked into accepting work on their properties
London based actress has given an account of how the fraud occurred, in the hope that other people who get similar phone calls will know to be suspicious.
The bank told the victim they cannot refund the money, because “she explicitly authorised the payment from her account”.
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